Posted by Carten Cordell / Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
New Orleans will host it’s first Super Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome since the devastation of Katrina. On February 3rd, Louisiana will prove they haven’t skipped a beat since the hurricane hit. Local restaurants will be celebrating the Big Game in the Big Easy with your typical football specials, and some surprising Cajun dishes, raffles and pints of beer under $10. Here are seven of our Super Bowl hot spot suggestions:
Fire Works Pizza will be hosting a party with a Cajun flair, with New Orleans favorites like gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp po’boys and everyone’s favorite, beignets, for a sweet treat. A prize pool will be free to the first 100 guests and customers could win up to $100 in Fire Works gift cards for picking the right square. There will be a total of $300 total in prizes. Don’t think they didn’t consider your drinking and snacking needs: happy hour priced drinks and 50 cents jumbo drummies will be available all night long. / 2350 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. (The Leesburg location closes at 4 on Sunday.)
Did somebody say iPad Give-away?
Lion & Bull will be hosting the big game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49′s with raffles, give-a-ways and special prices on beer and food. Customers will get the chance to purchase a one of 30 $20 raffle ticket for the chance to win a 16Gb iPad mini! Gift cards will also be given after each quarter, with a special half-time prize. Appetizer specials include wings, cheese fries, fried green tomatoes, pirogi’s with onions and sour cream, fried pickles, peel and shrimp and mussels with spicy marinara or white wine sauce. Drink specials include $10 domestic pitchers, $2 domestic bottles or draughts and $3-16oz aluminium Bud Light bottles. Wear your team colors or jersey whether your team is playing or not and get a chance to win a $25 gift card for best team spirit. / 5351 Merchants View Square, Haymarket.
Cap City Celebration
Capitol City Brewing Company The Super Bowl party in Shirlington starts at 4 pm and guests wearing a Jersey will receive a free order of wings with an entree purchase. / 4001 Campbell Ave., Arlington.
Super Bowl Supplies
Make game day easy and order from Society Fair‘s special Super Bowl menu. They have all party provisions needed for the perfect game get together. With the option of beer, wine, Todd Thrasher‘s artisan cocktail mixes, chips, Maryland blue crab dip and house-made sausages a la carte. Ther’s also the all inclusive “The Big Game,” ($175 and serves 8-10 people) which includes fried chicken, pulled pork BBQ and rolls, house-made all natural hot dogs and buns and hot Texas chili. Be quick though, the deadline to order is this Thursday 6:00 p.m.! / 277 S. Washington St. Alexandria; 703 683-3247.
Come in on Superbowl Sunday at Old Town’s gastropub, Virtue Feed and Grain. Watch the game on the big screen while enjoying Chef Ryan Wheeler‘s classic appetizers like fried calamari, chili cheese dogs, Cuban sandwich and classic buffalo wings, paired with buckets (yes, buckets) of beer. Wheeler will pay special attention to the hometown of the two dueling teams, with his versions of local classics from both. In honor of the San Francisco Giants, he is offering the Hangtown fry, an omelette with oysters and bacon. For Baltimore, the lake trout, a fried whiting fish sandwich with horseradish sauce will be served. Each option will go for $15. / 106 S. Union St., Alexandria.
Super Spicy Super Bowl Sunday
With sibling revelry on the sidelines, native New Orleanian chef David Guas and his team plan on rising to the occasion by adding another layer of competition on Super Bowl Sunday. Bayou Bakery will host the first-ever “Holy Hell” Hot Sauce Super Challenge. Chef Guas is daring guests to down an entire plate of his seriously spicy Crawfish Tamales. Winners will win both super-sweaty pride and a bronze trophy in the form of a beer-filled pitcher. Stay ’til the end and the bakery will give each guest their very own “Dome Foam” pitcher to take home. /1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington.
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